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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196592
Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Time:c. 04:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A306 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-605R
Owner/operator:Iran Air
Registration: EP-IBA
MSN: 723
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Tehran-Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA/OIIE) -   Iran
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tehran-Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA/OIIE)
Destination airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM)
Iran Air flight IR725 returned to land at Tehran-Imam Khomeini International Airport in Iran after an engine fire indication during initial climb.
The aircraft, an Airbus A300B4-605R, took off from runway 29R about 04:40 UTC. During initial climb the flight crew received a fire warning for the aircraft's no.2 engine (GE CF6-80C2A5). A decision was made to turn back immediately. After a tight downwind leg the aircraft turned left for a short final approach to runway 29L. The aircraft aligned with the runway at 4,5 km from the trehold and proceeded for an overweight landing at 04:54 UTC.
After landing five tires deflated as a result of overheated brakes.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

14 Jun 2004 EP-IBA Iran Air 0 Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (AMS/EHAM) sub


Photo of EP-IBA courtesy

Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
28 June 2015; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

09-Jul-2017 18:08 harro Added

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